Fully Kiosk Setting
You can use a setting in Fully Kiosk Browser under:
- Universal Launcher > Regain Focus After Idle Time (PLUS)
You can specify a duration after which Fully will automatically try to bring itself back to the foreground.
It looks like there’s also a setting under Other Settings > Touching Other Apps Restarts Idle Timer. From a bit of quick testing, I think this is primarily for the timer in the Web Auto Reload settings in Fully Kiosk Browser and not the regain focus feature.
It’s something to keep in mind if you have your dashboard also reloading to the Start URL after a period of inactivity in the Web Auto Reload settings.
Fully Kiosk Browser Controller (DTH)
I’m not sure about this exact use case, but some people have used the Fully Kiosk Browser Controller DTH to get additional control over FKB.
For example, you might be able to use the
bringFullyToFront() command to bring Fully Kiosk Browser back into the foreground.
The question would be what you would use as a trigger for running that command. You might be able to just run it periodically, but that doesn’t seem the most efficient.
The app AutomateIt might be used to accomplish this as well.
For example, AutomateIt has an “Application Status” trigger which can be used to trigger an AutomateIt rule whenever an app is opened.
So I’m thinking you might be able to create a rule that says something like:
IF "Amazon Alexa" app is activated
THEN open app "Fully Kiosk Browser"
(with a delayed execution of XX seconds)
The Fire tablets I have nearby me at the moment don’t have voice activated Alexa on them, so I’m not able to test to the full flow.
PS. The Fire Tablets don’t expose the Settings screen for the “Activity Stats” feature that lets AutomateIt know when an app is open.
You’ll have to sideload an app called Activity Launcher. Open Activity Launcher, scroll down and expand Settings and select Apps with Usage Access, then toggle AutomateIt on.